Sunda

4.7
5710 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Offering contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and more, the Michelin-recommended concept from Rockit Ranch Productions has received numerous accolades, including Best New Restaurant and Chicago’s Sexiest Restaurant. Showcasing exceptional cuisine from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman, mod décor from renowned designer Tony Chi, a chic, yet approachable ambiance and seating for more than 200 guests, Sunda has rapidly become a mainstay on the Chicago dining scene.
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

Does eating at Sunda feel like eating in the club? Yes, but you don't have to love the ChampagnePapi lifestyle to love this restaurant.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 5710 People Are Saying
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service here. Traveling from Dallas, this is always a stop on my list. Thank you!

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Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

Disappointed in Sunda after our last visit. Wasn’t nearly as good as it used to be and it seems like it’s gotten even more pricey. Not a fan anymore

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TB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The staff were absolutely top notch and accommodating. We had a fantastic dinner all around. THANK YOU!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service, a bit noisy

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Monterrey
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Todo bien, muy rico

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this restaurant to me and so two friends and I tried it out on Sunday night. We sat on the patio and ordered shishito peppers, spicy edamame, chicken pad Thai, panang curry, and the crazy fried rice. All was incredible!! This place does not disappoint, I’m so glad my friend made the recommendation.

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n
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Recommend for food, great options although high priced for what you get. The way the food comes out is terrible, fried rice mains came out and then 15 minutes later the actual entrees did, that’s just simple kitchen organization, don’t make people eat the rice and wait for the meat portion, this style works well for apps but really the
Mains need to come out at a similar pace. Server was pushy and a bit all over the place, mistook a few orders and didn’t do a great job of taking care of the whole table.

The worst thing that happened was I ordered a Manhattan (at a place that says they “specialty cocktails”) and it came in a rocks glass filled with ice... first of all you always ask if the customer wants it up or on the rocks, but if you don’t ask you certainly assume it’s up as would be tradition.

I asked for it to be made up when I say the glass full of ice and the delicate flavors melting away... and she returned a minute later with a Manhattan up... only it appeared that she just strained the watered down beverage from the rocks glass into a coupe. Worst Manhattan I’ve had and unacceptable for the type of place.

I come here once a year when I’m in town for the restaurant show, and I have to say this year was a big big let down.

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JV
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the creative assembly of ingredients to deliver a tasty treat that's more than the sum of its parts!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic meal! The service fell off a bit as our server's section filled and the noise level was very loud. I'd still go back just for the food. Amazing!

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J
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgeable attentive service and amazing food. A win win. Can’t wait to go back.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance off the hook! Enjoyed Spicy Edamame, Oxtail Dim Sum and the Crazy Rice. All shareable dishes. Left full, comfortable and excited to experience the food again! Highly recommended to many friends and anyone who visits should definitely put this on their list of dining places!
Margie Gaunt

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the Chilean sea bass! It's the best thing on the menu and melts in your mouth.

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best sushi in Chicago. The brussel sprout salad is a must!

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LM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the energy here, the food and drinks are always excellent along with top shelf quality service. Plus can’t beat the crispy Brussels sprout salad, a must have!

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IR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the chicken wings are a MUST have, so was the brussel sprouts salad...but then everything was delicious.

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H
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussels sprouts salad was amazing! Great place for sharing.

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H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food - Ahhhmazing! Service - Non Existent. I have been to this restaurant numerous times, and this time we were totally ignored. No water refills, no drink refills, no waiter with the check. The food was unbelievable and came out perfectly by the food runner. I can only assume our waiter was swamped or something. Hated spending so much money for such terrible service, but the food was worth it. Maybe it was just an off day; I'm hoping.

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b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunda is my favorite place. I love the creative menu and could order everything on it
I will be back soon

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JT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunda never disappoints! I took my daughter and her boyfriend there for her 21st birthday, and our server went above and beyond making sure we had an amazing and memorable meal. LOVE the food here and the service is always outstanding . . . as is the energetic ambience. It'll always be one of my favorite Chicago restaurants.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Great atmosphere for a romantic and fun date. Would definitely recommend for a date night or any occasion.

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w
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vegan menu was out of this world! Made my hard to please mother very happy

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JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s day

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sushi great, any fried chicken dish should be avoided - our two were cooked to a dry death.

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BT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give the food more than 5stars I would!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch was awesome

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BG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We usually don't eat at buffets, but were very happy with our experience at Sunda. The food was delicious and fresh which can be difficult to accomplish with a buffet. I would like to have seen a little more sushi offerings and less American standard fare since you can get the latter almost anywhere else. I appreciate the Filipino dishes and was pleasantly surprised at the number of those dishes available. The service was accommodating and friendly without being intrusive. The environment was well decorated with a spacious atmosphere. The seating was comfortable and well placed with enough room for guests at the table and far enough from adjacent tables. The price point was a bit more than what I would usually spend for a buffet, but taking the entire experience into account still a pretty good value.

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F
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun for groups and sharing food

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was okay, portions seemed significantly smaller this time around than the last time I was there. Ordered the tiger shrimp tempura and the bowl was so empty you could see the bottom of it when it came.

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L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunda was amazing! I reserved a table for 5 through OpenTable and we arrived and had to wait about 5 minutes to be seated. Our waiter was EXCELLENT (I believe his name was Dan), he knew everything about the menu and had great recommendations. The Brussel sprout salad was superb and the sushi was outstanding. Booked another table at Sunda for a graduation dinner as we were eating this time! Can’t wait to come back.

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good, not great sushi. Overpriced drinks and average service make it hard to recommend.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and tasty brunch dishes. Would recommend for family/friend outings.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

After many standout experiences, this night out for my husband’s birthday was a miss. The service was sub-par, and our waitress was extremely inattentive. We felt the desserts left something to be desired as well. Overall, I must confess I am disappointed in the overall experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had a few kinds of sushi. Service was ok. Server didn't seem overly interested in serving us.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to have an office here in Chicago for a few years, and Sunda became my absolute favorite restaurant in the city! I was ecstatic to be able to join you as I was in town for one night only. Thank you for ALWAYS giving amazing service and EXCELLENT food!

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j
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We found Sunda to be basically Asian-Japanese fare jacked up with additional meat and grease. The experiments were not always successful but what the heck, it probably makes sushi more accessible for some people. The Ghost in the Shell was a good drink. Environment too loud and too dark for us.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The sprout salad was simply spectacular. The Gambler sushi was delicious yet comes with a warning, not for the feint hearted. You have to try it. Ghost in the shell cocktail was smoother than Barry White.

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. Loved all of it. Best I’ve had. Definitely will return.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dodd good, service prompt and efficient.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!!!!

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asian fusion at its best! Service was kind and attentive. Ambiance was classy and comfortable. We did eat at 6pm, so atmosphere wasn't too loud. Delicious food, I was very surprised the well done steak we had was very moist! I will definitely go back.

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